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Martin C.

Santa Monica, CA

$50/hour

Professional photographer from Amsterdam, smart and friendly

$50/Hour


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Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie
Directing, Editing, Bachelor of Arts

Education

Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie (Directing, Editing, Bachelor of Arts)

About Martin

I have tutored since I was in my early twenties: math, guitar and chess! I still love chess and would gladly train beginners. I have trained all my photo assistants to become very capable photographers and I have written several tutorials on astrophotography. I have also conducted a few hands-on workshops on the subject, usually in the Santa Monica mountains.

What I love about teaching is the human connection. All life is teaching and learning new things, it never stops. Being able to connect with another person and share your knowledge and skills is a deeply rewarding thing to do - for both.

I studied astronomy and physics after finishing my high school, but it was taught in a very dry and boring manner so I decided for film and photography after only one year of studies. My expertise lies in photographing the night sky. You may check my gallery upon request.

I speak seven languages, but only two perfectly: Dutch and English. I was raised in Holland and came to the USA in my mid-twenties. Anybody who is interested in either learning a few handy phrases for a vacation or spending serious time to fully learn the language I will be happy to coach.

I have been a professional photographer for over thirty years, winning several prizes along the way. If you have a camera and want to get better at shooting I will customize a photography course geared toward your specific needs.

I only teach classical guitar, no rock and roll or jazz: I have been playing since I was 13 years old, performed at several occasions and at one point even considered going to the music conservatory and make it my career. I play Bach, Villa Lobos, Scarlatti and many others. I love the instrument and always enjoy sharing my skills and enthusiasm.

So much to learn, always! Come on over to meet me at my studio in Santa Monica, I will gladly serve a first-class cappuccino while we discuss your needs. No charge for the first introductory meeting.
I have tutored since I was in my early twenties: math, guitar and chess! I still love chess and would gladly train beginners. I have trained all my photo assistants to become very Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90401
Science:
Astronomy
Music:
Guitar
Computer:
Photography
Language:
Dutch
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Chess

I love chess and have been playing since I was a kid. At one point, my USCF rating was 2059, which is expert level, but I am not playing tournament any more.

I can teach anybody with a rating up to 1500 to learn the rules, study openings and tactics as well as strategy.

Dutch

I speak seven languages, but only two perfectly: Dutch and English. I was raised in Holland and came to the USA in my mid-twenties. I have extensive experience in translations and Dutch voice-overs. I love teaching and anybody who is interested in either learning a few handy phrases for a vacation or spending serious time to fully learn the language, I will be happy to coach.

Guitar

I teach classical guitar - no rock and roll or jazz. I have been playing since I was 13 years old, performed at several occasions and at one point considered the music conservatory to make it my career. I play Bach, Villa Lobos, Scarlatti and many others. I am not at master level but I am certainly a very capable amateur. Great for anybody who is starting out and wants to learn how to play the instrument. I love teaching and lots of beautiful music has been written for classical guitar, even at beginner's level.

Photography

I have been a professional photographer for over thirty years, winning several prizes along the way. I have trained all my photo assistants to become very capable photographers themselves. I have also led photography workshops and written several tutorials.

If you have a camera and want to get better at shooting I will customize a photography course geared toward your specific needs.

Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie
Directing, Editing, Bachelor of Arts

Education

Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie (Directing, Editing, Bachelor of Arts)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Martin will travel within 3 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90401.